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reviewed A Walk in the Woods : Rediscovering A.... February 01, 2011
A Walk in the Woods : Rediscovering America on the
Bill Bryson has written a hiking narrative, well sorta. In fact, Bryson has written a hiking narrative that focuses less on the trail and more on the overall experience. This includes the history, the …
reviewed Hiking Through: Finding Peace and Fre.... September 17, 2010
Hiking Through: Finding Peace and Freedom on the
I could really appreciate Paul Stutzman's book HIKING THROUGH, not just because of the physical journey but the transformation he went through as well. Here was a man that made a decision to do something …
reviewed A Day on the Mountain. July 31, 2010
A Day on the Mountain
What a nice nature study book for the younger set this one is! Kevin Kurtz has taken us to the mountains in this recently publication from Sylvan Dell Publishing and given his readers quite an informative …
A Walk in the Woods : Rediscovering America on the
Perhaps it was a fit of angst dealing with his own personal version of a mid-life crisis that led Bill Bryson to tackle the challenge of hiking the 2,100 mile Appalachian Trail! It was certainly a solid …
reviewed Deep Blue Home: An Intimate Ecology o.... July 09, 2010
Deep Blue Home: An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild
Julia Whitty has delivered a marvelous overview of the state of our oceans, a tale redolent of scientific knowledge and infused with poetry. The prospects are bleak. Taken altogether it is very difficult …
posted a Quick Tip about Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of .... June 23, 2010
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount
Krakauer's classic. He is an incredible journalist, and does a great job chronicling everything his interest draws him to.
reviewed Deep Blue Home: An Intimate Ecology o.... June 21, 2010
Deep Blue Home: An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild
Deep Blue Home is, at heart, a story of our interdependency with Earth's oceans. Julia Whitty has spent much of her life traveling around the globe, working with and observing the creatures that live …
A Walk in the Woods : Rediscovering America on the
Personally, I could care less about hiking and even less about hiking gear but I adore Bill Bryson's writing so picked this one up and loved it. It is a comedic adventure with two 'very out of …
posted a Quick Tip about Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of .... June 19, 2010
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount
very good
posted a Quick Tip about Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of .... June 18, 2010
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount
To get the most out of this book, please read the January 1981 edition of the National Geographic magazine or the December 1980 editions of Time or some other national magazine to get an idea of how catostrophic …
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount
No one recounts adventure disasters better than Jon Krakauer. After reading this account, I felt a deeper understanding and appreciation of the difficulties of climbing Mt. Everest.  Mr. Krakauer …
reviewed Antarctica: Land of Ice. May 19, 2010
Antarctica - Land of Ice
Robert Smith mentions that Antarctica receives 37,000 visitors per year, so if you are like me it is very unlikely that you will get a chance to visit. Instead we must live through the adventures of others …
reviewed The Snow Tourist. January 23, 2010
The Snow Tourist
Pros: Excellent research, eclectic topics that work together brilliantly, entertaining     Cons: Some maps would be a useful inclusion     The Bottom Line: An enjoyable …
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount
This review is to help people understand the differences between the paperback version of Mr. Krakauer's book and the 'illustrated' version. (So much has been written about the content, that it hardly …
reviewed Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of .... November 15, 2009
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount
Pros: The story is an exciting one      Cons: Lack of perspective, structure is a bit spastic      The Bottom Line: I like Krakauer's work, but this book is …
reviewed A Walk in the Woods : Rediscovering A.... December 14, 2008
A Walk in the Woods : Rediscovering America on the
Please don't buy this book if you are an uber-hiker who spends every weekend seeing how far you can get, and you think this book will teach you about the AT. It isn't meant for that. It's for the rest …
reviewed Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of .... November 01, 2008
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount
Jon Krakauer takes you for a front seat ride up the deadly slopes of Mount Everest, during the notoriously deadly expedition of May 1996. Barely escaping the mountain with his own life, journalist Krakauer …
The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring
Pros: One of the best true narratives I've ever read.     Cons: Not one.     The Bottom Line: This is a wonderful factual account that reads like exciting fiction.    …
reviewed Touch the Top of the World: A Blind M.... November 26, 2007
Touch the Top of the World: A Blind Man's Journey to Climb Farther Than the Eye Can See
Pros: writing style, descriptive content, story     Cons: none     The Bottom Line: "Behind the moon / In the dead zone   In the darkness where lovers …
reviewed A Walk in the Woods : Rediscovering A.... October 18, 2007
A Walk in the Woods : Rediscovering America on the
I've been a Bryson fan since a British friend gave me a copy of "The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America" years ago -- what, I wonder, was his point??    "A Walk in the Woods" …
reviewed A Walk in the Woods : Rediscovering A.... July 14, 2007
A Walk in the Woods : Rediscovering America on the
I am giving this book 4 stars instead of 5 only because I found the beginning part of the book (before they actually start hiking) to be slow and boring. Once they started the Trail, though, it was anything …
Search for the Golden Moon Bear: Science and
I would say half of this book is on bears, half on journeys throughout Southeast Asia. This suited me find since I love both topics. Montgomery deals with both well, and explains both the wildlife trade …
reviewed A Walk in the Woods : Rediscovering A.... November 13, 2005
A Walk in the Woods : Rediscovering America on the
Bryson is good fun. I had never thought about hiking the trail, but after reading this... I'm happy to appreciate the adventure through Bryson's eyes. While the adventure is daunting, Bysron makes it …
reviewed A Walk in the Woods : Rediscovering A.... September 11, 2004
A Walk in the Woods : Rediscovering America on the
I enjoyed this one. Very humerous at times, and very "real." This is not the sort of book for those who take themselves too serious...he rather pokes fun at the "supper hiker," and the other ego seekers. …
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount
Perhaps timing is everything, but don't tell that to Jon Krakauer, an outdoors writer and mountain climber who was offered the opportunity of a lifetime to climb Mount Everest; only to find himself in …
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